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The Marines were pelted while volunteering for Toys for Tots.

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MikeL

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2012/11/07/marines-toys-for-tots-egged/1690547/

Marines egged while collecting toy donations
Bethany Crudele, Marine Corps Times

The Marines were pelted while volunteering for Toys for Tots.

8:00PM EST November 7. 2012 - A group of Marines who were collecting donations from early morning commuters on behalf of Toys for Tots in Texas, were hit with a barrage of eggs, according to police.

The incident occurred shortly before 6 a.m., according to San Angelo police. The department received several calls about the occupants of a pickup truck throwing eggs at pedestrians and other vehicles in town.

The pedestrians were four Marines, volunteers for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, who had set up shop at a street corner to collect new Christmas toys to be given to less fortunate children in the community.

The truck almost hit one of the Marines as it sped by — and almost collided head-on with another vehicle — before hitting a traffic island a short while later, according to Lt. Mike Hernandez, a police spokesman.

The driver, Hunter Holbert, 18, was arrested and charged with reckless driving and criminal mischief. Two other 18-year-olds, Brandon Garcia and Taylor White, and an unidentified juvenile male, all passengers in Holbert's vehicle, were also cited for criminal mischief.

Hernandez said the four Marines were hit with several cartons of eggs that the group allegedly stole from a nearby Wal-Mart. While he doesn't think the men intentionally targeted the Marines, he still found the incident upsetting.

"I took it personal because I was a Marine," Hernandez said. "They attacked my guys. I usually don't say stuff like that."

Once the patrol officer on duty received the call, the suspects were located in a little more than 10 minutes. Hernandez credits an anonymous Marine nearby, whose vehicle was also egged, for helping the officer make the timely catch.

"He actually chased (the suspects) for a little while so that officers could locate them," Hernandez said.

Since the incident, members of the community have contacted the San Angelo Police Department offering to pay for the Marines' dry cleaning.

Holbert faces up to $2,000 fine and six months in jail if convicted.
 

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-Skeletor- said:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2012/11/07/marines-toys-for-tots-egged/1690547/

Holbert faces up to $2,000 fine and six months in jail if convicted.

So now you have a wrecked truck, a criminal record, and 3 friends with criminal records. Sounds like a profitable night out to me.  :facepalm:
 

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Maybe a more suitable punishment would be a mandatory 3 year enlistment in the Marine Corps.

I know basic at Parris Island would be an even more hellish experience for those 4 arse wipes.
 
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:goodpost:  or at the very least some Singapore punishment.  :mad:
 

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cupper said:
Maybe a more suitable punishment would be a mandatory 3 year enlistment in the Marine Corps.

I know basic at Parris Island would be an even more hellish experience for those 4 arse wipes.
Yeah, THESE are the kind of folks who'll become Marines - or any kind of good soldier obeying authority ....  ::)
 
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cupper said:
Maybe a more suitable punishment would be a mandatory 3 year enlistment in the Marine Corps.

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/joinprison.htm
The Marine Corps Recruiting Regulation, MCO P1100.72B, Chapter 3, Section 2, Part H, Paragraph 12 states: "Applicants may not enlist as an alternative to criminal prosecution, indictment, incarceration, parole, probation, or other punitive sentence. They are ineligible for enlistment until the original assigned sentence would have been completed."

http://www.stripes.com/news/judge-said-army-or-jail-but-military-doesn-t-want-him-1.44417
But Army regulations say that people facing pending charges are ineligible to enlist, said Army spokesman Lt. Col. Bryan Hilferty.

“Army policy reflected in Army Regulation 601-210, paragraph 4-32a states ‘waiver is not authorized if a criminal or juvenile court charge is pending or if such a charge was dismissed or dropped at any stage of the court proceedings on condition that the offender enlists in a military service,’ ” Hilferty said in an e-mail response to questions.

Army recruiters are also banned from helping someone get out of pending charges by joining the Army, Hilferty said.
 

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Too bad.

Would have been a good case of punishment fitting the crime.

And maybe the yahoos would have learned to respect what Marines do on a daily basis to earn said respect.

I'm pretty sure this would go along way to an attitude adjustment:

http://youtu.be/VhpXrSE0g6Q

or this:

http://youtu.be/GnWS9JirclE
 
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cupper said:
Would have been a good case of punishment fitting the crime.

How so?  They acted liked idiots,  egged people, etc.  How is Military service a good punishment fitting of the crime?  Would you feel the same way if instead of off duty Marines being egged it was off duty Police Officers or Walmart employees?

What if they did get sent to Military service and just became administrative burdens(PT failures, injured, etc) and were kicked out shortly after getting in?
 

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cupper said:
Too bad.

Would have been a good case of punishment fitting the crime.

And maybe the yahoos would have learned to respect what Marines do on a daily basis to earn said respect.

I'm pretty sure this would go along way to an attitude adjustment:

http://youtu.be/VhpXrSE0g6Q

or this:

http://youtu.be/GnWS9JirclE
One question:  would you want guys like this as a fire-team partner?  Not me, thanks.

Lots of discussion on that idea here:
http://forums.milnet.ca/forums/threads/105089.0/all.html
 
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